Working Group on Information Systems and Services


WGISS (The Working Group on Information Systems and Services) is a subsidiary body supporting the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS). WGISS promotes collaboration in the development of systems and services that manage and supply these observatory data.

WGISS creates and demonstrates prototypes supporting CEOS and Group on Earth Observation (GEO) requirements. WGISS also addresses the internal management of EO data, the creation of information systems and the delivery of interoperable services. The activities and expertise of WGISS span the full range of the information life cycle from the requirements and metadata definition for the initial ingestion of satellite data into archives through to the incorporation of derived information into end-user applications. 


WGISS-39 meeting will be held in Tsukuba, Japan, May 11 to 15, 2015.  The meeting will be hosted by  JAXA.